Trinity Favazza, Mayor of Amphibiville, Wins Presidential Environmental Youth Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Trinity Favazza, a Michigan sixth grade student was one of ten students nationally to receive the 2018 President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) for her work to protect local wetlands and raise awareness for amphibian conservation. This national award was presented to her at a ceremony in Washington DC [...]

New Endangered Species Refuge Designated in Ghana

On August 21st, the Ghanaian government approved the designation of 847 acres -- the size of Central Park -- as the new Onepone Endangered Species Refuge, safeguarding habitat for numerous threatened species. Rainforest Trust worked closely with its local partner Herp Conservation Ghana to establish this protected area in Ghana’s Togo-Volta Hills near the border [...]

Creating a SAFE (Saving Amphibians from Extinction) haven from chytrid

The Mountain Chicken Recovery Programme (MCRP) have recently begun the first phase of trials in the creation of an environmental SAFE haven from the deadly amphibian fungus Batrachochytrium dendroatidis, more commonly known as chytrid. The mountain chicken (Leptodactylus fallax), now Critically Endangered as a direct result of the fungus, is a giant frog species found [...]

National Geographic Society Species Recovery Grants: Amphibian Proposals Invited

The mandate of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is to “stimulate, promote and support conservation actions for halting biodiversity decline, preventing species’ extinctions, and restoring and conserving intact habitats and ecosystems, both on the ground and in the water”. In partnership with the IUCN SSC, the goal of this request for funding is to [...]

Call for Proposals: Partnering with Rainforest Trust to Protect Key Biodiversity Areas Deadline: Draft proposals 1 st October 2018, final applications 1 st November 2018

Rainforest Trust, an Amphibian Survival Alliance Partner, works with local conservation organizations across the tropics to create new protected  areas. At the World Conservation Congress in 2016, Rainforest Trust launched the SAVES Challenge, our  commitment to direct $100 million toward creating new protected areas to save the world’s most threatened  species. Through the SAVES Challenge, [...]

Detroit Zoological Society Searching for New Mayor of Amphibiville

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS), an Amphibian Survival Alliance Partner, is looking for a “toadly” new candidate to leap into office this November as Mayor of Amphibiville.  The 2-acre wetland village that is home to the Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center is seeking a “newt” leader for a two-year term. Amphibiville’s outgoing mayor – [...]

Spectacular frog identified as new species

One of the world’s most spectacular frogs has been identified as a new species after 20 years of painstaking research at The University of Manchester. Amphibian conservationist Andrew Gray, Curator of Herpetology at Manchester Museum, has named the creature Sylvia’s Tree Frog, Cruziohyla sylviae , after his 3-year-old granddaughter. The large colourful tree frog has remained under [...]

‘Save All Frogs’ Initiative Launched

The most diverse form of herpetofauna in the province of Ontario is frogs, boosting more species than turtles, snakes, or salamanders. Yet, there is no outreach education effort solely devoted to these amphibians within the province.  This is unfortunate as many frogs species are threatened with extinction. Furthermore, the endangerment of frogs is not exclusive [...]

Building a Future for the Amphibians of Madagascar: Project Update

The project Building a Future for the Amphibians of Madagascar(1) is led in-country by Tsanta Rakotonanahary and Serge Ndriantsoa and funded through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund. A key project aim is to help build and develop networks for amphibian conservation in Madagascar. Research and conservation activities related to the amphibian fungal disease chytridiomycosis are [...]

Bsal Rapid Response Plan Now Available

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) is pleased to announce a new Bsal Rapid Response Plan developed to address the emerging threat posed by the amphibian fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans or Bsal.  Although this lethal pathogen has not yet been detected in North America, experts believe that the chance of a future outbreak is [...]